Sabres Links: Butt Goal fallout, ice time evaluation, and Christmas cheer

Tom Pennington

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone has a happy holidays and enjoys a few days off from the Sabres and the rest of the NHL.

Sabres Links

  • The NHL defended the referee's decision to not blow the whistle for the winning goal against Phoenix [Bleacher Report]
  • The Butt Goal goes viral [Buffalo News]
  • John Scott talks about getting an opportunity for more ice time in the Phoenix game [Buffalo News]
  • A look at the difference in ice time for players under Ron Rolston and Ted Nolan [Buffalo Wins]
  • The Sabres are actually fun to watch again [SabreNoise]
  • As the year winds down, here's a look at some of the best Buffalo sports feuds from 2013 [Buffalo Wins]

Around The League

  • Gary Bettman decides to uphold Shawn Thornton's 15 game suspension [NHL.com]
  • Dion Phaneuf, one of the top free agents this year, could have a new extension very soon [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Zach Parise's foot may have never healed, resulting in him being pulled from the lineup Monday [Minnesota Star-Tribune]
  • Jonathan Ericsson out 3-5 weeks with fractured ribs [TSN]
  • Ottawa will get an outdoor game, looking like it will be in 2017 [Ottawa Sun]
  • A very cool Christmas read, ESPN has a Q&A with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who brought his love for the Maple Leafs to space [ESPN]
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